Local art, free food and entertainment all found at Metro art exhibits


Summer classes have come to an end, but Tulsa Community College has remained hard at work, striving to keep you entertained all-year-’round.

Nanda Thompson, art exhibit curator, aims to bring a taste of the world to TCC Metro Campus with monthly art exhibits.

The exhibits, hosted by Metro Campus Student Life, as well as Thompson, have

become much of a tradition at the Metro Campus.

“April for Mothers,” one of 2016’s earlier art exhibits, featured motherhood for its theme.

The exhibit was full of vibrant and unique local artwork, a long table offered fresh food, including an extravagant Mother’s Day themed chocolate cake, and dozens of colorful roses were provided for guests to give to their own mothers.

This exhibit in particular was especially special to Thompson, and several of her art pieces hung on the display walls.

According to Thompson, another great success was May’s “Say Cheese!” art exhibit.

Deciding to take a more playful approach, Thompson and Student Life helped guests master the art of “selfie-taking,” with a variety of background options supplied for a night of shame-free selfie sessions.

Summer did not get in the way of the monthly exhibits, with the most recent one focused on a patriotic theme called, “Sweet Land of Liberty.”

As the 2016 fall semester quickly approaches, Student Life continues to plan upcoming art exhibits. Some exhibits, such as October’s, “¿Hables Español?” and November’s, “Brazil in Tulsa,” will feature what has become traditional art exhibit themes at Metro Campus.

However, Thompson is excited about some new exhibit themes, also.

Former Tulsa mayor, Rodger Randle, will be the center of the September art exhibit.

“‘Faces’ by Rodger Randle is an exhibit based on photos of people that he collected through his trips around the world,” says Thompson.

Specific art exhibit dates and times are to be determined and will be released soon.

All art exhibits are completely free of charge and open to the public.

In addition to attending the art exhibits, Thompson encourages all artists interested in having their work displayed at the events to contact her at art@thompsonway.com.